ESPN Sportsnation Poll
I love ESPN's Sportsnation Polls. I always vote and of course I'm always right. But just finding out how many people voted which way isn't that big of a deal to me, it's the map that ESPN uses to show where those votes came that really makes the polls so freaking sweet. It's like election day every day(or even every couple of hours if you check often enough). It's neat to see how different areas of the country vote on different questions. Especially when you have a question about college sports, usually the map will break down along conference lines.
Take today's poll(results here) which asked who was last week's "Big Man on Campus". Choices were: Alando Tucker, Glenn Davis(LSU), Nick Fazekas(Nevada), Aaron Gray(Pitt) and Aaron Afflalo(UCLA). The Big Ten voted Tucker by large margins, the SEC went to Big Baby Davis as did the northeast who apparently loved the media attention Davis got last year, Gray only got Pennsylvania(no love from the Big East there), Fazekas got the WAC vote and Afflalo swept most of the Pac1o states. With no canidate from the Big 12, their vote got split 3 ways between Tucker, Davis and Fazekas.
Of course we all know that the correct choice is Tucker who is currently leading, helped by a huge turnout from Wisconsin voters. You know turnout is high when more people voted here than New York, Texas and Florida.
I'm suprised ESPN doesn't have a half hour show with Dan LeBetard and Woody Paige yelling at each other about the results and maps(which would of course be overkill, but hey that's what ESPN does best).